Archive for May, 2010

The People in Your Neighbourhood

in People, Uncategorized | by admin | on May 4th, 2010 |

(Stolen shamelessly from Elaine Shannon)

Remember the Sesame Street song "Who are the people in your neighbourhood"?  (You can view the video on Youtube)  Well, neighbourhoods have changed, haven't they.  Many of the people I do business with, or turn to for support, I never see in person.  We communicate via email, Skype, and Facebook.
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The Rube Goldberg Effect

in General, Uncategorized | by admin | on May 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment
Do you remember Rube Goldberg?  He was an American cartoonist best known for his "Goldberg machines".  His cartoons depicted complex sets of instructions for completing simple, everyday tasks.  For instance, his Self-Operating Napkin required 13 steps to wipe one's mouth with one's table napkin! Rube's cartoons were a gentle, humorous way of reminding us that we have a tendency to make the simplest tasks more complicated than they need to be.  When we do that, we get exhausted just thinking about the job! How we perceive a task directly affects our willingness to do it.  If a task can
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